Balboa Park - San Diego, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 32° 43.855 W 117° 09.028
11S E 485901 N 3621467
Quick Description: Balboa Park hosted the 1915–16 Panama–California Exposition and 1935–36 California Pacific International Exposition,
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 8/27/2021 6:48:09 AM
Waymark Code: WM14VF8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
Wikipedia (visit link) informs us:

"Balboa Park is a 1,200-acre (4.9 km2) historic urban cultural park in San Diego, California, United States. In addition to open space areas, natural vegetation zones, green belts, gardens, and walking paths, it contains museums, several theaters, and the San Diego Zoo. There are also many recreational facilities and several gift shops and restaurants within the boundaries of the park. Placed in reserve in 1835, the park's site is one of the oldest in the United States dedicated to public recreational use. Balboa Park is managed and maintained by the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of San Diego.

Balboa Park hosted the 1915–16 Panama–California Exposition and 1935–36 California Pacific International Exposition, both of which left architectural landmarks. The park and its historic Exposition buildings were declared a National Historic Landmark and National Historic Landmark District in 1977, and placed on the National Register of Historic Places."

As for the book, GoodReads (visit link) informs us:

"Balboa Park : A Millennium History
by Roger M. Showley

Balboa Park: A Millennium History celebrates San Diego's love affair with this cherished cultural gem, this cultivated paradise. It's sometimes called the Smithsonian of the West because of the wealth of attractions assembled in one place. Arguably, Balboa Park is the greatest urban park in the world.

Hardcover, 224 pages
Published January 7th 2000 by Heritage Media Corporation
Original TitleBalboa Park : A Millennium History
ISBN188648340X (ISBN13: 9781886483408)"
ISBN Number: 188648340X

Author(s): Roger M. Showley

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